The General Assembly is the governing body of the whole church and the highest court of appeal in judicial matters. It consists of approximately 150 voting commissioners, including the moderator and stated clerk of the previous assembly and ministers and ruling elders commissioned by their presbyteries. The 84th GA will convene on May 31, 2017 at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois. Click on the links below to read more.
General Assembly reports are thoughtful and weighty treatises on important matters but they are not constitutional documents. Only the Confession of Faith and Catechisms, the Form of Government, the Book of Discipline, and the Directory for the Public Worship of God of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church express the church's official understanding of what the Word of God teaches.
The Standing Rules and Instruments provide the procedural framework for meetings of the General Assembly (PDF—works best in Internet Explorer or Safari, or for easier navigation, download and open in Acrobat).